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teething

noun

Definition of teething

  1. 1 :  the first growth of teeth

  2. 2 :  the phenomena accompanying growth of teeth through the gums



Origin of teething

teeth


First Known Use: 1732

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teething

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noun teeth·ing \ˈtē-thiŋ\

Medical Definition of teething

  1. 1:  the first growth of teeth

  2. 2:  the phenomena accompanying the growth of teeth through the gums





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